I've been having some pretty worrying knee problems since a rugby tournament 7 weeks ago. Being the idiot that I am (and also not speaking too much of the local language), I've neglected to see a doctor until now. I'm relatively sure, from similar past injuries, that I've picked up some tendon/ligament damage; the kicker being that this will likely prevent me from doing any serious leg work in the gym for the forseeable future.
My question therefore is this; what are your suggestions for low-impact exercises, specific foods or supplements and general dietary advice that will keep strength and muscle mass loss to a minimum?
Thank you in advance PH peoples!
asked byThe_Kimchi_Caveman (66)
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on May 13, 2013
at 01:53 PM
Do you have access to a swimming pool? That's how I got in my best workouts when I was out with a stress fracture in my foot. In the pool you can do whatever strokes you like for tabatas, HIIT, or anything you like, really. For other cardio-type things, kettle bell workouts can do the trick.
As far as strength, your upper body should be fine with stuff like bench presses, overhead presses, and pull-ups. For lower body, I would say do some isolation stuff, but mostly rest the injury.
Food: Drink your bone broth! It has worked excellently whenever I had something broken to heal. Other than that, keep up the usual paleo stuff—your grass-fed meat, dairy if you tolerate, and lots of vegetables.